Up-cycling BILLY bookcase

Up-cycling BILLY bookcase
Lina is a graphic designer and blogger, with a passion for re-making, re-using and up-cycling.

– Many people like to re-make IKEA furniture, she says. I got a BILLY bookcase from a neighbour, when I was in desperate need of storage for my crafting room. But how fun is birch veneer, she asked herself?

Before picture to the left, BILLY birch veneer, After picture to the right, painted BILLY

– So when I got a couple of beautiful knobs from a friend, I knew that I was going to paint the bookshelf in a happy coral colour. Coral and grey are the colours in my crafting room.

Close up of door knobs

– Inside the cabinet I have lots of material like toilet rolls, glass jars, prints for childrens parties etc. At the bottom I store fabrics, and clothes that I want to make new things out of.


You can see more of Lina’s projects on her blog. (in Swedish)
Have you up-cycled your BILLY bookcase? Show us! Contribute with your story here.

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This blog is a place to collect and share BILLY and KLIPPAN stories. Whatever your story, we want to hear it (as long as it’s about your relationship with BILLY or KLIPPAN).

The KLIPPAN sofa and the BILLY bookcase have been part of the IKEA furniture family for a long time now. Over these years they’ve become two of the most popular items of IKEA furniture, so we’re pretty sure you’ve got stories to tell about your relationship with KLIPPAN and BILLY.

Aside from being featured on this blog, the best stories will be showcased in the first and only IKEA Museum, located in the original IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden

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